In Buddhism, garudas are mythical creatures, enemies of the nagas, half-men half birds, with two arms and wings, an eagle’s face with two horns, a bird’s legs and claws. They are often depicted with a long snake in their beak and are at the top of numerous mandorlas made in Nepal or Tibet.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, Garuda has the body of a strong man and two wings. His face is usually human but he may have the beak of an eagle.
He is adorned with snakes.